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Amy Hu, Californian mother, finds knife in bag of Jolly Rancher candy


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Amy Hu, a mother in Santa Clara, Calif., found a 3-inch knife that was partially wrapped in white tape in a bag of Jolly Rancher Crunch ’N Chew candy this week, the Associated Press reported.

Amy Hu said the bag was sealed when she bought it at a local Safeway grocery store, the AP reported.

When Hu contacted the Hershey Company, which manufactures Jolly Rancher candy, she says they offered to send her three bags of candy to replace the bag that had contained the knife. “I was like, 'I don't want anything. I just want to know this isn't going to happen again,' ” Hu, who has a 1 year old and a 1 month old, said, according to ABC News. " 'I just want to know that kids are going to be safe.' "

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While Hershey has not recalled any of its products, it said in a statement on Friday, “We believe this is an isolated case and accidental in nature. We will be taking the needed actions to prevent this happening in the future,” ABC News reported.

According to ABC News, in the past five years, Hershey has only had one serious violation against Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, for which it was fined $1,000. However, ABC News noted:

Hu's package said the Crunch N' Chew candies were manufactured in Brazil, which falls outside OSHA's jurisdiction.

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